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Bursa Malaysia extends losses at mid-afternoon

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 8 — Bursa Malaysia stays decrease at mid-afternoon, dragged down by promoting in heavyweights, led by the healthcare and utilities sectors, sellers mentioned.

At 3pm, the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) fell 2.21 factors to 1,581.27 from yesterday’s shut of 1,583.48.

It opened 1.76 factors simpler at 1,581.72.

On the broader market, losers surpassed gainers at 668 versus 321, whereas 437 counters had been unchanged, 811 untraded and 25 others suspended.

Turnover stood at 4.17 billion items price RM1.85 billion.

Of the index-linked shares, Top Glove eased 10 sen to RM3.57, Hartalega fell 23 sen to RM6.68, Petronas Gas slipped 20 sen to RM16.60 and Tenaga Nasional shed eight sen to RM10.26.

Among the heavyweights, Maybank and CIMB added two sen to RM8.31 and RM4.93, respectively, Petronas Chemicals gained 5 sen to RM8.10, IHH Healthcare rose 10 sen to RM6.40, whereas Public Bank was flat at RM4.10.

Of the actives, KNM eased 5.5 sen to 26 sen, PUC improved 1.5 sen to 18 sen, Metronic inched up half-a-sen to 4 sen, whereas Fintec and Borneo Oil had been flat at two sen and three sen, respectively.

On the index board, the FBM Emas Index retreated 25.76 factors to 11,574.60, the FBMT 100 Index was 19.03 factors simpler at 11,267.25, and the FBM Emas Shariah Index slipped 38.80 factors to 12,673.09.

The FBM 70 fell 38.61 factors to fifteen,185.07 and the FBM ACE dropped 56.19 factors to 7,304.11.

Sector-wise, the Plantation Index climbed 21.60 factors to six,642.86, the Financial Services Index superior 13.41 factors to fifteen,451.49 and the Industrial Products and Services Index edged up 0.16 of-a-point to 201.44. — eNM

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